Euphorbia squarrosa is from the Eastern Cape Province, where it is found in the Albany, Fort Beaufort, Bathurst and King Williams Town districts.
The plants have a deep tuber and are related to Euphorbia stellata, but the prostrate stems are mostly three angled and lack the feather-like markings of E stellata. Euphorbia squarrosa is also a more robust grower.
The cultivation of Euphorbia squarrosa is relatively easy. A well drained soil is essential.
Euphorbia squarrosa in habitat in the Fort Beaufort district.